The Don Cowell Memorial Trust was set up to perpetuate the memory of Don Cowell, a gifted player and teacher of the recorder and the mandolin, who was killed in a car accident in 1979.
The activities of the Trust are being supported by a generous bequest from the estate of Dr James Smibert.
In 2013, the DCMT presented a Solo Recorder Competition for students of recorder resident in Australia.The aim is to support promising students in the early stages of their career.
Congratulations to all the finalists - the performances in the finals concerts were excellent.
The prize winners have now been decided!
UNDER 18 section: First prize ($1000): Shae Leskie
Second prize ($300): Zach Eggleston
James Smibert Encouragement Award ($100): Bella Delaney
First prize ($5000): Brendan O'Donnell
Second prize ($1000): Rhia Parker
James Smibert Encouragement Award ($500): Jo Arnott
The finals for both sections were held as a free concert
on Saturday 6 July
at Armadale Uniting Church, 86A Kooyong Rd, Armadale, Vic.
Adjudicators were Greg Dikmans and Ros Bandt; the official accompanist was Peter Hagen.
Details of the 2015 DCMT competition will be announced on this page in due course.